As a prospective instrument rated pilot, the kind of pilot you grow to be hinges on your ground school education.
During your instrument ground and instrument flight training, you should gain a well-versed knowledge in subject areas such as weather theory, aviation weather services, aircraft flight instruments, IFR navigation, regulations and procedures, departure, enroute, arrival and approach.
Even though you require flight training to be taught on how to fly airplanes using instruments, equally, instrument ground training is even more critical to develop into a safe and skilled pilot.
The length of your training hinges on your goal, flexible availability, and security of your finances.
Furthermore, each pilot certificate or rating necessitates separate ground school and flight school training.
With countless considerations, it is important to understand what to be expecting in your ground and flight training.
In regard to ground school and flight school and whether they are they related or are they two separate entities? Yes and no.
In ground school, you learn the academics behind how to operate an aircraft and the planning that goes into preparing for every flight. The objective of ground school is to facilitate your passing the written knowledge test but beyond this it is to enlighten you to stay ahead of the game so that you can be safe, stay alive and keep others from getting hurt or worse.
Getting to grips with the academic side of flying is what will save your life.
There are far too many theory pilots out there who have passed the written exams by memorizing questions and answers but when faced with a real life scenario they are left wanting and possibly placing their lives in danger due to a lack of knowledge. Education and the skill to physically fly the airplane under instrument conditions go hand in hand, but, your education utilized from preflight planning to learned information running in the back of your mind while you fly enables you to make that life or death decision.
Becoming an instrument pilot requires practice, understanding and proficiency, and you can only achieve those attributes through excellence in training at a ground school and then at a flight school.
Choose our ground school to make an investment in your safety and your education as an instrument pilot who values continuous learning and education.